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Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package

Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package

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This adapter is specially designed to attach to the receivers in your Ram's factory, underbed 5th-wheel towing prep package. The base then provides the attachment point for your Curt 5th-wheel slider or roller. Call 800-298-1624 to order Curt accessories and parts part number C16022 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Curt Accessories and Parts - C16022

  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit
  • Rail Adapter
  • Curt

This adapter is specially designed to attach to the receivers in your Ram's factory, underbed 5th-wheel towing prep package. The base then provides the attachment point for your Curt 5th-wheel slider or roller.


  • Custom base is specially designed to attach to the receivers in your Ram factory-installed, underbed 5th-wheel towing prep package
  • Base works with Curt hitches with sliders (16516, C16521, C16536, C16541, or C16546 - sold separately)
    • Adapter provides an additional 1-1/2" of height compared to industry standard rails
  • Quarter-turn anchoring system for quick installation and removal
  • Durable carbide black powder coat finish


  • Application: Ram trucks with factory-installed, underbed towing prep package
  • Capacity: 24,000 lbs
  • 10-Year warranty

16022 Curt OEM Fifth Wheel Roller Adapter for Dodge Ram Trucks with Factory Towing Prep Package

Installation Details C16022 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2014 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg
  • 2013 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg
  • 2014 - 2022 Ram 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg
  • 2013 - 2022 Ram 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

Video of Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit C16022 Review

Today, we're going to take a look at the Curt Adapter Rails for the Curt 5th Wheel Slider Hitches to the Ram factory towing truck package. Now this is a custom fit part that is designed to fit the 2014 and newer Dodge Ram and Ram 2500 with the 6' bed and the factory rail kit, and also the 2013 and newer Dodge Ram and Ram 3500 with the 6' bed and the factory rail kit. Now on any custom fit part, I always like to recommend to go to our website. Use our fit guide. Put in your year and model vehicle, and it will show you if this will work for your application. This custom base is specifically designed to attach to the receivers in your Ram factory installed under bed 5th wheel towing prep package. The base is designed to work with Curt slider hitches like Part Number C16536, C16521, and C16546.

All those, we do sell separately on our website. Basically, the tabs on those slider hitches will drop right into the openings right here into this adapter. Then once they drop in, they come with these included pins and clips that will hold them into place. Now this adapter, you do want to be aware of that when you do drop your hitch onto here, that it will add this height here, so it adds about an additional 1 1/2" of height compared to your industry standard rails. It does use the quarter turn anchoring system for quick installation and removal. I'll show you how that works.

You can see these tabs right here. Basically, what you want to do is just pop your pin and clip off. They are held into place. You just rotate this out 90 degrees, and you'll notice the tab will move. You'll do the same back here, and you'll do the same over there.

With them all open, then you'll drop it into the pucks or the receiver openings that are in your truck bed. Once they drop into there, you just rotate these back to 90 degrees, put the pin and clips in so it holds the handles into place, and then it will be all locked in, and you're all ready to go, just like that. Again, you'll do the same on that side. Now the finish on this is a nice, durable, carbide, black powder coat finish. The thing I do want to mention, also, is that when you do install this, you want to be aware that on the Ram factory prep package, the rear mounting tabs are larger than the front mounting tabs. You want to make sure that the larger, rear mounting tabs will be at the rear of the vehicle, and the smaller tabs are at the front of the vehicle.

I had mentioned it does come with the four pins and clips for holding your hitch into place, and it comes with a nice set of detailed instructions on how to install this. Again, the application, this is for Ram trucks with the factory installed under bed towing prep package. The weight capacity on this adapter is 24,000 pounds. That should do it for the review on the Curt Adapter Rails for the Curt 5th Wheel Slider Hitches to the Ram factory truck towing prep package.

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Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package - C16022

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (114 Customer Reviews)

This adapter is specially designed to attach to the receivers in your Ram's factory, underbed 5th-wheel towing prep package. The base then provides the attachment point for your Curt 5th-wheel slider or roller.

- C16022

Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitch Fifth Wheel Hitch 2018 Ram 2500 This was not easy choice to make as I tend to try top save money. But with my truck and the puck system this has been an excellent purchase. The removable pin let's me pull the top of the hitch off while leaving the rest in the truck. This allows me to store it in front of the adapter rails. Then my roll up bed cover clears the top while the rest is still mounted. Dry, secure out of site out of mind while shopping or parked at RV park overnight. The slider allows the extra clearance to give you peace of mind you will not damage your truck while backing into tight spaces on a serious angle. Then of course the top comes off with that pin making the entire thing lighter to remove when taking the entire assembly out of the truck. IT is manageable but still better to use the tractor bucket or hoist as it is heavy duty. No issues and very happy with this purchase and the continued great service from etrailer! I pulled a 34 ft 5th wheel 1800 miles at average of 75mph. Did not even know the trailer was back there when the wind was not blowing. Thanks again for helping me put this package together and having the lowest price while doing it!

- C16022
2020 Ram 2500

This slider solves all the problems with towing a fifth wheel with short bed pickups.

- C16022

Straightforward setup. I’d recommend deep sockets for torquing the bolts down. Solid piece of equipment.

One year later… still going strong. This thing will last the long haul!
Kevin - 09/03/2021

- C16022

Like most customers the box was in really bad shape when it arrived. Everything was still together and not damaged. Received 2 of 3 boxes, contacted customer service since I needed the rail system for the rest of the assembly to mount on and they promised the rails would arrive the next day. I'm trusting they will get here. The Curt fifth wheel slider hitch is built substantially well and is impressive, cannot wait to hook up!

Excellent, using to pull a 18,000 lb. Fifth wheel. Works flawlessly!
Dennis - 08/19/2021

- C16022

On time shipping and delivery rated 4 stars for the fact of package was damaged and torn

- C16022

I love the way it sits and fits in my truck. The instructions and installation were very clear and easy to follow and assemble. And there is still room to have my tool box’s and a chain between the 5th wheel and my tailgate. My tank cover fits perfectly over the top and my support bars don’t touch the 5th wheel either. I am very happy with this 5th wheel.It works just like all the descriptions said it would. It will make pulling our camper a breeze. I would recommend this hitch very highly. And will be recommending all my friends to this company for all future hitches.

- C16022
2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

This mount is a perfect fit for the Ram factory installed "puck" system 5th wheel hitch in-bed mount. It drops right into the factory in-bed holes and locks in with a 1/4 turn of the handles. I coupled this with the Curt Q20 sliding hitch for the short-bed Ram truck, fits and works perfectly. etrailer's pricing was a welcome significant-amount less expensive than other online vendors' sites I researched for the exact same item. The entire assembly with the hitch is heavy, as expected, around 200+lbs. I installed a light-duty (220lb single line/440lb double line) overhead electric hoist in the garage with a kingpin attachment for lifting this out when an empty bed is needed for hauling something other than the RV.

- C16022

Looks great, Easy installation, Good quality. I had a problem with ups losing one part and etrailer sent out another one. All the staff that I spoke with was great.

- C16022
2021 Ram 3500

I was on a very tight time line since I had to replace my tow vehicle due to unresolved mechanical issues a few days prior to leaving for a 3 month RV trip. Fortunately the Rails for my new tow vehicle arrived one day earlier then was projected (less then 3 days from order date). It was a perfect fit with my Curt 5th Wheel Hitch. Thank you for the great customer service and quick delivery!

- C16022

Great hitch but even better service and shipping. Thanks for getting this to me in such a short time frame!

- C16022
2016 Ram 2500

Easiest item I have ever installed on my truck. 4 bolts to set it up then dropped the entire assembly into the Ramming bed puck system. Plan to haul our 5th wheel rv with this. The slider will help if we get into tight area at the rv park. Simly to use. Love it

1 year and this hitch is still awesome
Mac - 12/22/2017

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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

I bought a 5th Wheel camper on May 13th. On the 14 I started shopping for a 5th Wheel Hitch. I landed on etrailer’s site. I found what I wanted in no time. When I went to check out it said I should have the unit it 3 days. Which would be Friday. I needed to pick up my Camper on Monday. I called because I wanted to be sure it would deliver on Friday. They assured me I would have it Friday. I placed my order at 11am and by 3 pm I had an email saying the Hitch had shipped. To my surprise it arrived on Thursday. I’m very mechanically inclined and it took me about 2 hours to put the Hitch in my 2017 Ram 2500 with the in bed puck system. I did have to remove my bed liner which I will put back in at a later date. The installation went pretty smooth. I found it helpful to watch the videos on the installation. I picked up my camper on Monday and drove 100 miles home. So far so good. It’s going on 600 mile journey over the Memorial Day Weekend. I was very impressed with the customer service when I called and the very quick free shipping. Great Job etrailer.

- C16022

Easy to put together. Seems like it will last a long time. Packaged well.

- C16022

Great customer service and quick shipping. Showed up 5 days Early.

- C16022

The product arrived 1 day earlier than promised. The instructions were decent, they could of been more inclusive of the different setups, the hitch and sliders didn’t reference how to interface with the Ram puck base. The rubber gaskets for the slider base didn’t fit with the Ram base due to their thickness. You need a 100lbs torque wrench(I rented one from Orielys). All the parts were present. The bad may not of been etrailers fault, but the boxes arrived like they were dropped out of an airplane. Amazingly, nothing was damaged.

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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

Great products, excellent price, speedy (3 day) delivery and easy step by step installation instructions for my sliding fifth wheel hitch for my 2016 Ram 2500 short bed truck w/ factory tow prep package. I would highly recommend any of these products as well as the excellent customer service at etrailer.com

- C16022

Delivery was earlier than expected, tracking delivery was great and efficient. Everything purchased was delivered and the products worked as advertised. I would definitely purchase from etrailer again if needed.

- C16022

Purchased and installed adapter rails for my Curt 5th wheel hitch. These adapter rails are rated for 24,000 lbs., and are "beefy". I could not be more pleased with the ease of installation and overall heavy duty construction of these adapter rails.

- C16022

The adapter rails fit perfectly, lock in place securely, and make removing the hitch easy. The only problem with them is how they raise the fifth wheel hitch height. My 3500 RAM is stock, the Curt hitch is bolted in the lowest position in the slider assembly, and the fifth wheel (RV) rides a little nose high. The clearance to the bed rails is about 9 inches.

- C16022

Fit perfect and got to me fast! Just a few bolts then dropped it in. Very easy to take out when I need the bed.with the hitch it is a bit heavy to remove but way I can have a full bed anytime I want

- C16022

Received rails in 3 or 4 days as promised. Box was a little beaten up but contents were fine. All the parts were in the box as well as the assembly instructions. Rails and hardware are heavy duty, should work well.

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2019 Ram 2500

Installation is a breeze. 4 short bolts and 4 longer bolts. Instructions show a picture of the pieces but no step by step because, well...there's 8 bolts and if you can't see in the picture how it goes, hire someone who can. Seriously...it took me the better part of 30 minutes to assemble. Once assembled with loose fitting bolts I placed the assembly into the pucks in my truck. three of the pucks went right into the holes but the forth was off by 1/8 inch. I was able to tap it with a large ball peen hammer to get it to go in. I tightened all the bolts and adjusted the retainer nuts (with the cotter pins removed). I still have to use the ball peen hammer to get that 4th puck to force into place. I know the Reese setup has adjustments for the four pucks...why Curt chose not to have those adjustments I don't know. The good news is I am able to use the hitch...I just wish it fit better. The system seems well built and very heavy duty. I will not worry about the system failing while dragging my 18,000 lb trailer.

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2015 Ram 3500

Product went on easily and looks great! Didn't even need to use the instructions really. Only complaint I had is with the shipping. It looks like the box was tossed from the truck of the shipper and between all the shipping hubs the box got trashed because of the heaviness of the product. I'd suggest a better means of securing the product in a heavier duty box as any shipping company won't Handle with care. Overall very satisfied!

- C16022

I haven’t used the hitch yet but it went together fairly easy. It heavy but seems to be built well. The only issue I have is that I couldn’t get the supplied rubber pads installed. They seem to be a bit to thick so I’m going to drive around a week or so without a trailer and try getting them in after some wear. But all and all seems like a quality hitch. This was the first time I’ve had one and I got it installed with the slider in about 90 minutes.

- C16022

Work very well,add more weight to unit. I just leave it in the back of my truck. Had no problem with it.

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